Author Archives: Dr Leon Stander

About Dr Leon Stander

Dr. Leon Stander is a sport and performance psychology consultant who specialises in psychological skills training (PST) with sportsmen and women, business executives and individuals who wish to benefit by such training. He presents group workshops, as well as individual mentoring and counselling. Current fields of interest and study are behavioural economics, sport psychology and Stoicism. Veteran sportsman, participates mainly in action shooting sports.

“The Mental Game” in Gun Africa

My article, The Mental Game, was published in the October 2016 edition of Target Times.com, the sport shooting supplement of Gun Africa. The article is an introductory guide to the mental game for sport shooters, although police and military personnel … Continue reading

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Paul Harris Fellow

I was recently afforded the honour by the Rotary Foundation of being named a Paul Harris Fellow. My name was put forward by the Benoni Aurora Rotary club for three decades of service to children and adults with cerebral palsy, … Continue reading

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Just start … !

For heaven’s sake, just start! Imagine you are a sportman intent on improving your mental approach to your sport. So, you are motivated, you have set SMART goals, you are ready. But day after day passes and you don’t start … Continue reading

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Transaction Cost

 Professional athletes often have full time mental coaches or sport psychologists to assist them with their mental game. Amateur athletes typically do not have this luxury. A cost effective way for them to acquire the necessary mental knowledge and skills … Continue reading

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